UPEC sponsors an Annual Upper Peninsula wide photo contest!

See photo rules below.

Our 2017 winners who will be honored at our Celebrate the UP! on March 23-24, 2018 are:


Our first annual photo contest winners are here:


Gallery of UPEC Photo Contest Entries:

Overall winner of the first UPEC photo contest in 2015 was

Milky Way over Copper Harbor by Scott Pearson: 


UPEC Photo Contest Rules:

UPEC is having a photo contest! So send us your best shots representing the beautiful UP, including photos on file from the other seasons.
Contest deadline is November 15th, with winners announced in each category in the winter UPEC newsletter or at the next Celebrate the UP!

You may submit one photo in each of these four categories:

  1. Nature panoramas, wildlife, and landscapes

2. Humans engaged within the natural world

3. Close-ups of hidden or overlooked beauty

4. Wonderful fluid water

Send a separate email for each category you enter, indicating the category name in the subject line.

Each category has latitude open to the photographer’s interpretation.
Photos must be from the UP, with one submission per category per person.
Please send high-resolution (1 megabyte or larger) photos to upec@upenvironment.org  Provide your name, the category it should be considered under, and a description for each photo indicating the place and other aspects of the scene or subject.

Also please understand and indicate in your email that you grant permission for UPEC to reproduce the photo in its newsletters and website.

In recognition, winning photos will be published in upcoming UPEC newsletters. They also may be part of an on-line photo gallery and on display at the next Celebrate the UP!

So start (or keep) snapping and having fun!

UPEC thanks our members for providing these pictures from across the UP!